OK – the 7 who have replied are coming but I guess I should give the others some breathing space as they could be on holiday…
As part of your Windows Phone Incentive (now closed, finished, ended) we offered a trip to our Technology Centre here in Reading to meet some of our experts and to get some advice, guidance and tips on Windows Phone and Windows 8 development (all the details are below) and I have just emailed the lucky (?) winners.
It was great to see all the Apps and get them judged by our Microsoft Student Partners – I hope a lot of them will go on to develop Windows 8 apps – whether versions of their existing Windows Phone Apps or completely new ones. In order to get started we did publish a long list of resources for budding Windows 8 developers here but one of the challenges, or at least I think it is a challenge, is the idea!
Where do you get ideas from? What do you do to stimulate creativity? Are we able to help in some way? Let us know if there is something we can do to help you come up with ground breaking ideas. I’d love the first Windows 8 App millionaire to be a UK Student…..
Maybe it will be one of the 10 coming to the MTC….
The fine print od the competition for TOP Apps
THE TOP APPLICATIONS SELECTION & PRIZES:All Valid Entries published in Marketplace during the Competition Period will be entered into the Top Applications Selection process. The selection process consists of two stages:
Stage One: All Valid Entries from all three Periods of the competition will be screened by a panel of Microsoft Student Partners (MSPs) or Microsoft Student Interns (MSIs). Each Application will be screened by at least two MSPs or MSIs who will rate the Application based on the following four criteria:
Using these criteria each Application will be scored on a scale from one (1) to ten (10) on each criterion with a maximum score of forty (40). Competitors will be ranked based on their highest-scoring Application. The top twenty (20) competitors, and ties for 20th place, will go through to the second stage.
Stage Two: The Competitors’ Applications will be reviewed by four members of the Microsoft UK Academic team and one independent Windows Phone expert from a Microsoft Partner company who will judge them based on the same criteria and select up to ten (10) Top Applications Prize Winners.
There will be up to ten (10) Top Applications Prize Winners at the sole discretion of the judges. Top Applications Prize Winners will be announced no later than Tuesday 26th June 2012. Each will win the Top Applications Prizes as described below:
The Top Applications Prizes:
How could I get my daughter involved with this? Is it too late, she wants to get into IT but not into networks like her dad!
Hi Roger. this specific competition is closed but we have a wealth of info, resources etc to help people get started. Mail us on email@example.com and we can share ideas and resources